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The Southern Interscholastic Press Association is a not-for-profit organization of middle and high school journalism programs. We educate students and advisers on journalism standards, support publications and programs and promote journalistic values and freedoms in classrooms throughout the Southeast.

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Convention sessions online

Make sure to plan ahead! Find out what sessions (pdf) are being offered during the convention and at what time. If you haven't registered yet, make sure you do it soon. You don't want to miss any of these great sessions.

Keynote speakers announced

Photographer Sean Rayford and Kyle Tibbs Jones, The Bitter Southerner co-founder and social media director, will be keynote speakers at the convention Friday night and Saturday morning, respectively. Find out more about Sean online and Kyle in the SIPA news section.

Convention registration goes live

Register for SIPA 2017 online and plan your trip to Columbia March 3-5. We can't wait to see you!

SIPA membership renewal

Renew your SIPA membership for this school year. Even if you have a lifetime membership, you need to update your school and evaluative information.

Social media

Follow SIPA on social media. We're on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest, and we want you to follow us. Find us by searching for SIPAatUSC!

SIPA 2016-2017 Calendar

Make sure to download (pdf) the SIPA and SCSPA calendar for the new school year.

SIPA Alumni: Mills Hayes

SIPA Alumni: Mills Hayes

A former yearbook editor at Lexington High School, Mills Hayes is now pursuing a broadcast journalism degree at the University of South Carolina, where she's the station manager for SGTV.

SIPA Alumni: Bertram Rantin

SIPA Alumni: Bertram Rantin

A former SIPA president and SCSPA Journalist of the Year, Bertram Rantin brings 30 years of journalistic experience into the classroom at USC.

SIPA Announces Keynote and #MySouth Campaign

SIPA Announces Keynote and #MySouth Campaign

Kyle Tibbs Jones of The Bitter Southerner will give an interactive keynote at the 2017 SIPA Conference on Saturday, March 4.

SIPA adds new ways to connect through social media

SIPA adds new ways to connect through social media

SIPA uses social media to connect with, educate, offer advice to and entertain members. Find out how the organization uses three platforms.

SIPA Alumni: Megan Plassmeyer

SIPA Alumni: Megan Plassmeyer

SIPA helped instill an investigative mentality that's been vital to Megan Plassmeyer in her advocacy work at the Women's Rights and Empowerment Network.

SIPA Staff: Justin Brouckaert

SIPA Staff: Justin Brouckaert

Justin Brouckaert earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the Unversity of South Carolina in May 2016 and has been telling SIPA success stories since August 2016.

SIPA Alumni: Lauren Harper

SIPA Alumni: Lauren Harper

SIPA helped teach Lauren Harper the ins and outs of journalism. Now she puts that knowledge to use in the Office of the Mayor.

Mary Inglis named 2017 Endowment speaker

Mary Inglis named 2017 Endowment speaker

Mary Inglis, Wellington High School yearbook adviser, has been a driving force behind the SIPA Endowment since its inception 22 years ago.

SIPA Alumni: Amanda Loveday

SIPA Alumni: Amanda Loveday

Amanda Loveday's career has taken a few twists and turns, from journalism to politics to public relations. The one thing that's never changed? A love for storytelling.

SIPA members win big at JEA/NSPA 2016 fall convention

SIPA members win big at JEA/NSPA 2016 fall convention

SIPA members won some big awards from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association at the 2016 Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis Nov. 10-13.

SIPA Alumni: Justin Fabiano

SIPA Alumni: Justin Fabiano

Justin Fabiano's journalism career started with SIPA, then took him to the University of South Carolina, ESPN and the SEC Network before landing him back home at Stratford High School.

SIPA Alumni: Liz McCarthy

SIPA Alumni: Liz McCarthy

SCSPA and SIPA helped Liz McCarthy hone her skills in writing, photography, video and social media. At USC, she found a job that lets her do it all.

SIPA Alumni: Rebecca Piner

SIPA Alumni: Rebecca Piner

Rebecca Piner's experiences as SIPA auction coordinator gave her the confidence to pursue a public relations degree. Now she uses those experiences every day as a marketing assistant for USC Athletics.

SIPA Alumni: Jarad Greene

SIPA Alumni: Jarad Greene

Jarad Greene, a former SIPA student assistant, is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in cartooning. SIPA gave him the encouragement and validation to stick with his craft through college and beyond.

SIPA Alumni: Anna Hodgson

SIPA Alumni: Anna Hodgson

Anna Hodgson, a 2012 University of South Carolina visual communications graduate, is fascinated by data visualization, where investigative journalism meets creative design.

SIPA Alumni: Kevin Mobley

SIPA Alumni: Kevin Mobley

Kevin Mobley is a 2016 graduate of Clarke Central High School, where he was editor-in-chief of ODYSSEY newsmagazine. He looks back on SIPA conventions as milestones in his journalistic growth.

Student Officer: Sophie Winnick

Student Officer: Sophie Winnick

Sophie Winnick, Wando High School senior, is co-editor-in-chief of the Legend yearbook. She likes how SIPA brings out the competitive side of scholastic journalists.

Student Officer: Sam Aaron

Student Officer: Sam Aaron

Sam Aaron, Dutch Fork High School senior, is co-producer of The Silver Screen Report broadcast and co-editor of The Renaissance newsmagazine.

Student Officer: Allison Killinger

Student Officer: Allison Killinger

Allison Killinger, Richland Northeast High School senior, is the co-editor-in-chief of The Archive yearbook. Through SIPA, she's learned valuable skills in advertising, photography and spread design.

Student Officer: Sara Goodie

Student Officer: Sara Goodie

Sara Goodie, Clarke Central High School senior, is the editor-in-chief of the iliad literary arts magazine. She credits SIPA for instilling confidence, drive and her dedication to journalism.

Ola HS newspaper receives technology grant

Ola HS newspaper receives technology grant

The SIPA Endowment awarded its third annual technology grant to the Hoof Print at Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia.


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